Yes this could be a reality soon that the world’s first floating food truck would be serving up delicious dishes. There is a news that Dubai-based Aquatic Architects Design Studio (AADS), the first architectural service provider entirely focused on water and floating developments, is behind the project development of world’s first floating kitchen.
It will be called the Aqua Pod. Construction on this electricity-powered water restaurant started in May of last year and was finished in three months. It will be run entirely on electricity. This floating food truck was also designed with sustainability in mind, including a built-in trash system that collects waste dropped in the surrounding water by customers, in addition to what accumulates on board. For now, the menu will focus on burgers with the potential to expand to pizzas and desserts in the future. The sandwich concept was selected for two reasons, the first being that burgers are easier to cook and handle while drifting on the seas. The second is based on the idea that people at the beach might like to eat a burger while lounging on the sand. In order to deliver food to its customers, which include everyone from yachters and boaters to people on jet skis, AADS has developed two methods for delivery. The first involves a flag system where customers in crafts around the pod will receive a flag. Those who wants to order will simply raise their flag to call the waiter, and once their order it taken and delivered to the chefs, it will be delivered straight to their boats. The second is more self-serve by letting people order directly at the pod. You’d need a smaller craft or jet ski to settle up alongside the restaurant, so this option isn’t for everyone.
Ahmad Yousuf, founder of Aquatic Architects Design Studio, told Gulf News that “The goal here is to redefine the idea of a food truck—which is always found on land—and to develop what you can call a floating kitchen that serves people who are in marine craft rather than cars”. The Aqua Pod is soon expected to hit the water first in Dubai’s Jumeirah neighborhood, serving areas such as Al Sufouh and Kite Beach.